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23 Words That Have A Completely Different Meaning If You Grew Up In London

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1. "Grass"

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What it normally means: A green plant that grows over the earth's surface.

What it means if you grew up in London: A low-down, dirty snitch. No one wants to be a grass, and no one wants to be grassed on, especially to the teacher.

3. "Cotch"

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What it means normally: Mispronunciation of the word crotch.

What it means if you grew up in London: Hanging out and drinking your parents' alcohol when you're too young to go to a pub, and too sensible to have a house party.

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5. "Boss"

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What it normally means: The person in charge of a business or organisation.

What it means if you grew up in London: The person in charge of your local chicken and chip shop or off-licence. Also known as "bossman".

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9. "Zone 6"

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What it normally means: The outer zone of London's zonal fare system.

What it means if you grew up in London: The area in which only the most unfortunate of Londoners live because it's so fucking far away from everything. Plus, no one actually believes you're from London when you live here anyway.

11. "Pedestrian lights"

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What it normally means: A device built to help people cross the road.

What it means if you grew up in London: A device you largely ignored when crossing road, preferring to make a run for it when the coast was clear and hoping for the best.

12. "Oyster"

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What it normally means: A delectable seafood delicacy.

What it means if you grew up in London: The card that beeps twice if you're a child and once if you're a miserable adult being forced to pay extortionate prices for the bus.

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13. "Nightbus"

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What it normally means: A scary way to get home at night when you stay out too late and can't afford a cab.

What it means if you grew up in London: Where you spent the majority of your adolescence, probably being scary.

14. "Train"

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What it normally means: A mode of transport that helps you get from A to B.

What it means if you grew up in London: The one thing in the world you can absolutely count on to never, ever be on time. Ever.

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21. "Alright"

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What it normally means: Something of satisfactory quality.

What it means if you grew up in London: A standard greeting consisting of just two words – "you alright?" The automatic response is to reply with "you alright" in return.

22. "University"

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What it normally means: Where you go for higher education, and the best years of your life.

What it means if you grew up in London: Where you go for higher education, and the time in your life when you realise just how great London truly is.